Celiac disease detection in hypothyroid patients requiring elevated thyroid supplementation: A prospective cohort study

Published: 27 September 2015
Author(s): Richard Zubarik, Eric Ganguly, Muriel Nathan, James Vecchio
Section: Original Article

Celiac disease (CD) is associated with hypothyroidism, but the disease prevalence is not thought to be great enough to warrant testing all hypothyroid patients. We hypothesized that hypothyroid patients with concomitant CD would require elevated doses of levothyroxine, and there is a threshold daily dose, above which, hypothyroid patients should be tested for CD.